Being Canada’s largest city, it is no surprise that Toronto also happens to have a plethora of interesting architecture. I traveled there to delve into its angles, textures and general visual impressiveness. Below are a couple of spots I would suggest for anyone spending a day or two in Toronto with their camera.
1. The Toronto Public Library
If you are a fan of orange then you will be sated here. Oh, and a love of stairs and amazing aesthetics also helps. Everything in the building is fascinating to look at. It also has books. Many, many books.
2. Royal Ontario Museum
Sharp, harsh angles confront you outside of the ROM, but all in good fun. They have mixed very modern lines with an old building, and call me crazy, but I like it. Head to the fancy rooftop bar at the Park Hyatt and you can get a great view of the entire roof structure of the ROM.
3. Subway Stations
Most subway stations have a clean design feel that is nice to photograph. The white bold tiles and black grout make for fun shots, and the eerie lighting in spots can catch anyone’s eye. Loads to photograph down below the surface. Museum and Spadina are fun subway stations to stop at.
4. Simcoe Wave Bridge
Sometimes the simpler things in life as the most fun. On the waterfront you can find this bridge that has been built with waves. Edit, it is not simple at all, and must have been difficult to make. While there you can get a Beaver Tail, but that is only a suggestion.
5. Ontario College of Art and Design
When I saw this in a photograph my brain did not comprehend the size of the art installation/building. It is huge, and impressive. Not for everyone, but I found it playful and colourful (two things I need everyday in my life).
There are so many other spots to be found, that you must adventure for yourself to find them. Roy Thomson Hall, Mies Van Der Rohe’s buildings, CN Tower, etc. The list goes on.